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1,000 community visits is the target for FTFC!

6 June 2015

The Club are currently working with 46 schools

Fleetwood Town Football Club plan to make 1,000 community visits each year, as they aim to build lasting links with grassroots football.

Town hope to double the number of player and management visits within a year, before eventually tripling them within two.

Last season, members of the Cod Army squad made a total of 363 community visits, with the Club currently working alongside 46 schools.

The move to the new training ground at Poolfoot Farm will boost these plans, as the Club aims to become the hub of the community.

Technical Director Gretar Steinsson said: “At the moment we have 46 schools we engage with – that’s 1,100 kids. Last year we did 363 player appearances.

“That is something now - moving to Poolfoot Farm will make it easier for us to increase that number.

“We’re setting a goal to double that number in one year, to triple it in two. That means we’re hoping to do 1,000 player appearances.

“It’s something that will demand a lot from everybody, from the players and the staff, all the way up to chairman Andy Pilley.

“Everybody will have to take part in building the Club and building the reputation, letting people know what we’re doing.

“It’s a lot of visits, a lot of fan engagement, but it’s something we have to do.

“We’re the smallest Club in the Football League. We have to be visual in the community and be active with what we do.

“With all the rules and regulations there are, and with how football works, it’s very competitive. We have 16 clubs around us, so the community is a huge factor.

“How far we reach is very important. We want to reach all the way down to grass roots football and link up with all the grass roots clubs in the area.

“There’s a huge amount of work to do and the Community Trust have a very important role.”

To find out even more what our community department do, please visit their website by clicking here

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